2020 - what a year! I remember getting off the plane on March 11th to arrive in SF for our annual Sample Sale. At that time, the virus was becoming more pronounced and worrisome. For better or worse, our mayor called a Shelter in Place order on March 16th. That day felt like the beginning of a massive shift for our small business [...]
Feels like yesterday that I returned from my backpacking trip in Southeast Asia… I was 26 and filled with a newfound confidence. I had been dabbling in jewelry making and found a real love for the craft. I wanted to experiment more and follow my heart's desire to live a creative life. Ironically, [...]
Gosh, I love summer. I've been spending lots of time in the yard, grilling all my favorite foods and soaking in these longer days. I'm headed East for the summer, and I'm so excited to take my virtual appointments on the road. I've got that sunshine in my pocket and I want to share it, so here's a little something to get your [...]
This year's Sample Sale has been one for the memory books.The deadline to sign up for new sale sessions has passed, but we’ve booked appointments through Saturday, June 13th. So, that makes this the final week of the 2020 (First-Ever) Virtual Sample Sale... and [...]
Back in mid-march, CMD began offering virtual shopping sessions for this year's Sample Sale. This event has always been THE biggest and most popular sale of the year among locals. Previously, we held the sale in person at The SF Shop. Due to the current health crisis and restrictions [...]
I had such an incredible time last week thinking about how these FaceTime calls for the Sample Sale have brought me all over the place. On Friday alone, I was in Sacramento, Washington State, Michigan, New York, and France! [...]
We’re all going through some very trying times, and we know CMD isn't the only small business impacted right now. Our thoughts are with all whose jobs, businesses and lives have been affected by the virus so far and we are continually looking at other ways we can [...]
Like many, I’ve spent a lot of the last week feeling overwhelmed by our uncertain times. I’ve texted and messaged many of my small business friends and that has offered me a lot of comfort. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that the spread of the COVID-19 is affecting many people - our friends, our colleagues, our families [...]
It’s funny that after all these years, I still get an excited nervousness right before I release a new collection. Even with plenty of avid CMD supporters by my side, there's still some anxiety and emotion that rises to the surface of it all. Over the years though, my confidence and design skills have definitely improved, and it’s taken a lot [...]
Thank you for your continued support of our small business. We love what we do, and it's because of people like you that we can evolve, not only as a company, but with each collection that we handcraft with love [...]
People want simple pieces that they could wear every day. They don’t have to think about what outfit it goes with… it just works. It's a piece that becomes an essential part of their wardrobe, and a signature part of their unique style. Personally, I like to make a subtle statement in all that I do.
Last week, we welcomed the 5-Loop Mini Pebble Necklace into the CMD family and it's already making some big waves. If you've been following our brand for a while now, you may recall my "pebble" designs from previous collections. This is a concept I keep coming back to time and time again, and I wanted to share a little of my inspiration...